Portable, durable are light is how I would describe a $75 Cafflano Klassic pour over coffee maker. It is an insulated travel mug, coffee filter, grinder, and a pouring cup. This all-in-one setup, plus a way to boil water and a fresh bag of coffee beans, is all I needed to make a great cup of coffee every morning.
Before leaving on a Eurotrip, I frantically searched for a coffee maker to take with me. Coffee shops in Switzerland, Germany, and France only offer Americanos as the closest thing to a pour over. Espresso diluted with water doesn’t taste the same as a real pour over coffee. While in the countryside there are no coffee shops for miles, so making your own cup is the only option.
Initially, I was going to get a portable manual coffee grinder, and a separate travel-friendly pour over system. But then I stumbled upon Cafflano Klassic, which combined both. So I bought it after reading a few Amazon reviews and this article:
Reviews and articles didn’t give me a full picture of how best to use this coffee maker. After making daily coffee for three weeks straight, I found out a few things I wish I knew earlier. So I decided to write an in-depth review to help others who have similar questions.
Before diving into a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a pour over with Cafflano Klassic, here is a morning coffee shot I took in Kandergrund, Switzerland.